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Monteverdi: Vespers 1610 - Carolyn Sampson (soprano); Charles Daniels (tenor); Daniel Auchincloss (tenor); James Gilchrist (tenor);...
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  1. Vespro della beata vergine, for chorus & instruments, SV 206
  2. Mass de Cappella for 6 voices on Gomberti's motet "In Illo Tempore" (from Vespers), SV 205
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It hasn't been too long a time ago when it was a frustrating business trying to find a good recording of Claudio Monteverdi's signature masterwork Vespro della Beata Vergene, arguably the most ambitious entrance examination ever fulfilled in the history of music. In the old days of LPs, one in search of some measure of transparency in this work would run up against performances recorded in cavernous cathedrals with wobbly sounding singers, inarticulate and disinterested sounding continuo realizations, and leaden, dead-in ...

Monteverdi: Vespers 1610 2006, Hyperion

UPC: 034571175317